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Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:32 PM

Newbie intro

Last edited Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:10 PM - Edit history (4)

Greetings, DUers!

I'm an early post-war Boomer, born & raised in Brooklyn, long since retired to sunny & warm (OK, hot) Arizona. (It's dry heat, folks, not nearly as bad as humid places I've lived like NY & Philly.) I supported Bernie last time, switched to Liz this time, but will of course vote for whoever is nominated.

Thought I'd intro myself by posting some of my celebrity pencil sketches done over the years with varying degrees of success. Constructive criticism is welcome & appreciated!

**UPDATE Sunday 3/1 -- Somehow the images are no longer embedded in my post; only the links remain. You'll need to click to view the sketches on imgur. Sorry!

**UPDATE, Part Deux --Here's a link to view all the images together in grid format:
https://imgur.com/a/yE1D8sJ?grid

ALBERT CAMUS
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BLYTHE DANNER
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CHRISTINE LAHTI
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CLINT EASTWOOD
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DANIEL DAY-LEWIS
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ELSA LANCHESTER
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GARY COOPER
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COOPER again
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STERLING HAYDEN as Gen. Jack D. Ripper
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GERALDINE MCEWAN (late British actor)
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HARRISON FORD
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JEANNE MOREAU
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KAREN ALLEN
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KURT VONNEGUT
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LARA FLYNN BOYLE
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MARIA BELLO
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MICHELLE PFEIFFER
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NICK NOLTE mug shot
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PATRICK MCGOOHAN
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SHARON STONE
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WILLEM DAFOE
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WILLIAM HOLDEN
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GEORGE ORWELL
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Lord Ludd Feb 2020 OP
leftieNanner Feb 2020 #1
Lord Ludd Feb 2020 #11
dewsgirl Feb 2020 #2
Lord Ludd Feb 2020 #12
rzemanfl Feb 2020 #3
Lord Ludd Feb 2020 #13
lunasun Feb 2020 #4
Lord Ludd Feb 2020 #14
jls4561 Feb 2020 #5
Lord Ludd Feb 2020 #15
CatMor Feb 2020 #6
Lord Ludd Feb 2020 #16
TomSlick Feb 2020 #7
Lord Ludd Feb 2020 #17
PuffedMica Feb 2020 #8
Lord Ludd Feb 2020 #18
TruckFump Feb 2020 #9
Lord Ludd Feb 2020 #19
TwilightZone Feb 2020 #10
Lord Ludd Feb 2020 #20
lunatica Feb 2020 #21
Lord Ludd Feb 2020 #23
rurallib Feb 2020 #22
Lord Ludd Feb 2020 #24
Iggo Feb 2020 #25
Lord Ludd Feb 2020 #26
3catwoman3 Feb 2020 #27
Lord Ludd Mar 2020 #29
Karadeniz Feb 2020 #28
Lord Ludd Mar 2020 #30
smirkymonkey Mar 2020 #31
Lord Ludd Mar 2020 #33
In_The_Wind Mar 2020 #32
Lord Ludd Mar 2020 #34
in2herbs Mar 2020 #35
Lord Ludd Mar 2020 #36
Niagara Mar 2020 #37
Lord Ludd Mar 2020 #38
SunshineState70 Mar 2020 #39
Lord Ludd Mar 2020 #40
littlemissmartypants Mar 2020 #41
Lord Ludd Mar 2020 #42

Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:37 PM

1. Welcome to DU

It's a good place to come for discussion and learning. Watch for Sunday LOL Cats for some enjoyment.

Your drawings are exceptional! You captured some very well known faces.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:13 PM

11. Many thanks for your kind words. nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:38 PM

2. Welcome to DU, Lord Ludd. I really like your sketches.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:14 PM

12. Thank you! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:41 PM

3. Your art is excellent. A lot of new people on DU are a lot sketchier than you in other

ways. Welcome.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:15 PM

13. Thanks! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:41 PM

4. Welcome and there is an artist group under topics you may enjoy

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Response to lunasun (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:16 PM

14. Thanks for link -- much appreciated! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:42 PM

5. What a lovely introduction

Welcome!

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Response to jls4561 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:17 PM

15. You're very kind! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:43 PM

6. Welcome to DU ..

your drawings are very good. I like the one of Sterling Hayden as General Ripper. Reminds me of trump when Ripper rants about fluoridation.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:19 PM

16. "Our precious bodily fluids." Thanks for the compliment! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:49 PM

7. Welcome to DU.

Love the sketches.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:20 PM

17. Thanks so much! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:51 PM

8. GOOD LORD ludd

Good charcoal sketching Lord Ludd.

Welcome to DU

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Response to PuffedMica (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:21 PM

18. Muchas gracias! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 07:53 PM

9. Hi, and welcome to the DU!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:22 PM

19. Merci beaucoup! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 08:11 PM

10. Very nice.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:25 PM

20. Grazie! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 10:21 PM

21. Excellent portraits! You've captured their likeness very well

I like your technique very much. Your attention to details is to be admired and I like the way you draw them as real people with smile wrinkles instead of giving them the airbrushed treatment.

Come join our Artistís group and see work done by other DU artists. Every artist is welcomed with open arms! You can find us under Forums and Groups. Itís a safe place to post art and have others see it.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1028

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Response to lunatica (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 10:46 PM

23. Much appreciated, lunatica

Thanks also for the link & invite to the Artists group -- I'll be there!

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 10:23 PM

22. Wow - welcome - I am in awe

Here is wishing for a long stay.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 10:49 PM

24. Flattery will get you everywhere!

Thanks -- at my age I'm wishing for a long stay too!

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 11:06 PM

25. I recognized Apple Coldplay's Grandma instantly.

Very good work!

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Response to Iggo (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 11:12 PM

26. Thanks so much! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 11:35 PM

27. You are very talented.

Welcome aboard.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #27)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:06 AM

29. You are most kind. Appreciation!

BTW, I'm a big fan of cats myself -- books too! (& 17th-18th century music)

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 11:53 PM

28. The drawings are wonderful...thanks for sharing them with us! Hope to hear more from you!❤

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #28)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:18 AM

30. I'm flattered -- thank you! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:07 AM

31. Very talented!

Nice work! Welcome to DU!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #31)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 09:36 AM

33. Thank you! Glad to be here. nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 03:57 AM

32. Greetings Lord Ludd. Welcome to DU.

Your sketches are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing them with us.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 09:42 AM

34. My pleasure to share -- thanks so much! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:44 AM

35. Welcome to DU. AZ resident as well. nt

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #35)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:16 PM

36. Thanks -- nice state to live in! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:31 PM

37. Welcome to DU, Lord Ludd.

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Response to Niagara (Reply #37)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 03:55 PM

38. Thank you -- glad to be here! nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 05:57 PM

39. Newbie here:

Hello everyone. I just signed up here. I am a Proud Democrat. I LOVE talking Politics. Politics...Video Games...Sports...Make me tick.

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Response to SunshineState70 (Reply #39)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 07:35 PM

40. Welcome to DU!

From one Newbie to another.

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 01:12 AM

41. Welcome Lord Ludd.

You should cross post to the Artists Group! ❤

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #41)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 10:13 AM

42. Thank you -- and thanks for the tip! nt

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